C1872
 (1896)

G.S.R. Redfern Station

Mapmaker:

Government Printing Office

Very detailed and scarce map of the Second Sydney Central Station and prior to its final redevelopment in 1902, when it was also moved one block closer to the city. Shown in red are water mains and hydrants. The Second … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

G.S.R. Redfern Station

Date:

C1872
 (1896)

Mapmaker:

Government Printing Office

Condition:

Small loss at top left (hole) otherwise in good condition with folds. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

635mm 
x 460mm

Paper Size: 

635mm 
x 460mm
AUTHENTICITY
G.S.R. Redfern Station - Antique Map from 1872

Genuine antique
dated:

1896

Description:

Very detailed and scarce map of the Second Sydney Central Station and prior to its final redevelopment in 1902, when it was also moved one block closer to the city. Shown in red are water mains and hydrants.

The Second Sydney Terminal initially had two platforms as shown. It also included Mortuary railway station, which was on Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery railway line. The Rookwood Cemetery Line used to be a part of the Sydney suburban network now known as Sydney Trains. The line serviced Rookwood Cemetery and was built in 1864, opening on 22 October 1864.

Collections:
The NSW State Library holds a map (Dewey M4 811.1746/1896/1/ Trove Libraries Australia ID 46141828), with a different title: “Redfern station yard” / Photographed at Govt. Printing Office 11 Sept, 1896, with the measurements  “111 X 62 cm” ?. The notes for this entry, corresponds to our map “Area: from buildings north of platforms to tracks south of St. Paul’s schoolroom; from east of produce shed to west of Terminus Street, except for: “from east of produce shed“. Photo-lithograph of original map. Shows: railway tracks, points, platforms, sheds, workshops, mortuary, Wesleyan church and Sunday school, St Paul’s church, parsonage, schoolroom, streets, building outlines and tram tracks.

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